Washington State K–12 Learning Standards and Guidelines
WA.8.4. HISTORY - The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes of local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.
8.4.1. Understands historical chronology.
126.96.36.199. Understands how the following themes and developments help to define eras in U.S. history from 1776 to 1900:
188.8.131.52.d. Development and struggles in the West, industrialization, immigration, and urbanization (1870—1900).
8.4.2. Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
184.108.40.206. Understands and analyzes how individuals and movements have shaped U.S. history (1776 —1900).
220.127.116.11. Understands and analyzes how technology and ideas have impacted U.S. history (1776—1900).
8.4.3. Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.
18.104.22.168. Analyzes and interprets historical materials from a variety of perspectives in U.S. history (1776—1900).
22.214.171.124. Analyzes multiple causal factors to create positions on major events in U.S. history (1776 – 1900).
8.4.4. Uses history to understand the present and plan for the future.
126.96.36.199. Analyzes how a historical event in United States history helps us to understand a current issue.
WA.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.